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The Ultimate Guide to the Paris 2024 Summer Olympics

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The 2024 Paris Summer Olympics are set to be a historic event that you won’t want to miss. With over 10,500 athletes from around the world competing in 32 sports, the Games promise to be full of thrilling competitions, rivalries, and cultural moments. The Olympics will run from July 26 to August 11, with the opening and closing ceremonies taking place on those dates. Some sporting events, such as handball, soccer, and rugby, will begin on July 24, leading up to the main events in between.

Contrary to popular belief, the Paris Olympics won’t just be held in Paris. Competitions will take place throughout France, with one event even being held in Tahiti, a part of French Polynesia. There are a total of 35 different venues, including 13 in Paris, 12 in the Île-de-France region, and nine scattered across other parts of the country. Locations include Nice, Marseille, Villeneuve-d’Ascq, and the unique surfing competition in Tahiti’s Teahupo’o.

The iconic Stade de France in Saint-Denis will serve as the Olympic Stadium, hosting the closing ceremonies and various sport events such as rugby matches and track and field competitions. There will be 329 events across 32 sports, including new additions like breaking (break dancing) along with traditional favorites such as swimming, tennis, gymnastics, and athletics. Other unique sports like archery, skateboarding, and trampoline will also be featured at the Games.

Athletes from more than 200 countries will be competing in the 2024 Paris Olympics, including members of the IOC’s Refugee Olympic Team. Created to offer hope and shed light on the global refugee crisis, the team consists of athletes from countries like Syria, Iran, and Eritrea, competing in various sports. The opening ceremony, possibly along the Seine River, will be a historic moment as it breaks tradition of being held in a stadium. However, due to security threats, there is a possibility that the ceremony could be moved to the Stade de France.

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